irishanarchisthistory aims to build an online archive of magazines, pamphlets, papers and books from and about anarchist organisations in Ireland, from their early beginnings in the 1880s through to today.

This site will be updated at least once every two weeks with new material added.

We have lots to scan and post, including complete and almost complete runs of Workers Solidarity, Red & Black Revolution, Irish Anarchist Review, Anarchist News, Outta Control, RAG, Black Star, Antrim Alternative, Ainriail (both the Belfast and Frontline Collective versions), Black Rag, Anarcho-Communist, Resistance (all three versions), Organise!, Solidarity Bulletin, No Masters, Working Class Resistance.  Also pamphlets, leaflets, stickers and more.

But we don’t have everything. Please contact us if you have any material by, about or relating to Irish anarchism.  If you can send us a PDF it will be great.  Alternatively, if we can borrow what you have we’ll scan and then return it.


Please feel free to use the ‘leave a comment’ to comment on posts, add information or share memories.



We are looking for the use of an A3 size scanner, just for about an hour every couple of months and in the Dublin area.  If you can help please email alan.macsimoin[AT]gmail.com, and you’ll receive our gratitude (and maybe some chocolates!)

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ✛Fade┌ ✈ (@culturalfatwa)
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 10:38:32

    Great Initiative – props!



  2. Το κόσκινο
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 12:07:33

    Dear comrades. I have a copy of WSM pamphlet “Anarchism And Ireland”. I am in the process to scan it and make it a PDF. Do you have it? If you have not which email address can I send it when scanned? Yoy are doing a very great job. Keep going! Dimitri (MACG, Anarkismo – Melbourne, Australia)


    • irishanarchisthistory
      Dec 24, 2011 @ 21:24:32

      Hi Dimitri,

      thanks for getting in touch. We do have that pamphlet but if you’re scanning it we’ll gladly take it.



  3. Strobe
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 19:13:51

    You might want to expand your timeline. Percy Shelley, the Romantic poet as well as an avid student of proto-anarchist William Godwin, was agitating in Ireland in 1812. “Although Godwin disapproved of his agitation, Shelley set out to effect a Godwinian revolution in Ireland…where they circulated pamphlets calling for greater political rights for Roman Catholics and autonomy for Ireland.” http://knarf.english.upenn.edu/PShelley/bio.html


  4. Michele
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 01:21:03

    Hey, do you guys have anything on Traveller history as it relates to the anarchist movement? I’ve been trying to find stuff for ages and it’s bloody hard


    • Irish Anarchist History Archive
      Apr 01, 2015 @ 10:51:25

      Hi Michelle,

      The WSM publications ‘Workers Solidarity’ and ‘Red & Black Revolution’ have covered this issue (e.g. the Glenamaddy ‘riot’, Traveller origins, the opposition to halting sites in west Dublin). All in our ‘to be uploaded’ file.

      Perhaps more interesting was the building of an unofficial school in Cherry Orchard and the framing of Gratten Puxton in the 1960s. This was reported, by a local correspondent, for the British Syndicalist Workers Federation’s paper ‘Direct Action’ at the time. If we can find surviving copies we will certainly publish them. Meanwhile the successor organisation to the SWF, the Solidarity Federation, may be able to help if they have a complete archive of that paper. Their address is .

      Best wishes,



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s